This program is 29 minutes long
(Capitol Hill: Mary Bruce) The war of words between President-elect Donald Trump & the intelligence community over the Russian hacking into the US election story examined; scenes shown from the Capitol halls. [Dec. 11, Dec. 31, TRUMP - says it could be somebody sitting in a bed & we know things other people don't know.] [At hearings, national intelligence dir. James CLAPPER - comments on healthy skepticism vs. disparagement.] Trump's Tweet quoting WikiLeaks' Julian Assange quoted.] [Senator Joe DONNELLY- backs Clapper.] [Senator Lindsey GRAHAM - says Russia is up to no good.] [Two other CONGRESSMEN - comment.] Word that former CIA director James Woolsey is leaving the Trump campaign transition team discussed.
(Studio: David Muir, Jonathan Karl) The final briefing of President Obama by the intelligence team on the hacking & the assessment of why Russia did this & the deposing of Trump in a lawsuit against a celebrity chef discussed.
(Chicago: Alex Perez) The hate crime charges against four young black adults for beating a young disabled white man featured; live Facebook video & photos of suspects shown. [Chicago police Supt. Eddie JOHNSON- calls the acts reprehensible & sickening.] [Chicago police Michael DONNELLY- says he was confused.] [In Chicago, President OBAMA - says technology allows us to see the toll of hate.] A statement from Facebook quoted. The status of the young man in the video discussed.
(Boulder; Neal Karlinsky) The monster storm featured; scenes shown of snowy roads in New York, a rescue in a Seattle lake, snow in Colorado. [Snohomish fire district David ERICKSON- comments.]
(Studio: David Muir; New York: Rob Marciano) The snow forecast that could debilitate parts of the South discussed; weather maps shown.
(New York: Eva Pilgrim) Mass department store closings by Sears & Macy's examined; statistics cited. ["Business Insider" editor Ashley LUTZ- predicts more closings.]
(Washington airport: David Kerley) The incident in which two sisters en route to see their dying father were kicked off am Allegiant plane flight examined. [Sisters Trisha BAKER, Debbie HARTMAN, PASSENGER - describe what happened on the plane.]
(New York: Linsey Davis) Amazon's voice-activated "Alexa" device featured; details given about what happened when a six-year-old ordered gifts via Alexa. [Kid Brooke NEITZEL, mother Megan NEITZEL - describe what happened.]